Our Forests Our Future

Excursion Program Overview

Forests are vital for our future. Explore the many values of our forests, how they are managed to reduce human impacts for future sustainability, and how people can be involved in protecting the environment.

Explore:

  • Forest values
  • Future forests and climate change
  • Forests as carbon sinks
  • Offsetting our carbon emissions
  • Current forest management practices in a protected Cool Temperate Rainforest
  • A clear felled logging coupe
  • Mountain Ash forest that has regenerated from the 1939 Black Friday bushfires

Workbooks will be provided so you can make a copy for each student to use on the day to guide their forest investigation.

What to bring: Your bus is required to accompany the program, clipboards, copy of worksheets for each student (or print worksheet on cardboard so there is no need for a clipboard) and pens.

Curriculum Connections:

Science: Biological Sciences (9-10), Earth & Space Science (9-10)

Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (9-10)

Restrictions:
Toolangi excursion bookings are closed for February, and from 16th July to 10th August in 2018 (resuming week 5 of Term 3).

Gould League does not operate in Toolangi on days with a Fire danger rating of Severe, Extreme and Code Red in the North Central Fire District. On very rare occasions, programs may be postponed due to extreme weather predictions involving wind/storms. In both cases, these programs will be rescheduled at the earliest convenience of both parties.


Program Details

Program Location Toolangi State Forest
Max # of Groups (group max 30) 3
Possible Start Times 10.00am (9.45am arrival)
Grade Level Years 9 - 10
Program Duration 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Forest, Human Impacts
Cost per group $495 + GST